- morning star
- Old Poet. the sun
Origin of daystarMiddle English daisterre: see day and star
- A planet, especially Venus, visible in the east just before sunrise.
- The sun.
The word used in the Bible (2 Peter) is the Ancient Greek φωσφόρος ‘phosphoros’, the ancient name for the planet Venus. Literally, "light-bringer". It is interpreted by some Christians as allegory for Jesus Christ; see for example Daystar University.